Patients evacuated after ceiling collapses at Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough

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PATIENTS were evacuated from a hospital in the early hours of this morning after part of the ceiling caved in.

Firefighters were called at around 1.20am to the incident at The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) on Farnborough Common.

The emergency services reported a burst central heating pipe is believed to have caused the collapse.

The hospital said 20 patients were evacuated from the area before crews arrived, while a further eight were moved as fire teams arrived on scene.

Four fire engines were scrambled from Bromley, Orpington and Biggin Hill. The service said it isolated the heating supply before declaring the area safe and leaving it with maintenance staff just after 2.30am.

PRUH issued a statement soon after in response to the incident. A spokeswoman said: "Our staff immediately evacuated all 20 patients from the ward to areas of safety within the hospital. Those patients were then seen by senior doctors, who found no injuries, and temporarily relocated to other wards.

"The PRUH takes health and safety very seriously. We have begun a detailed investigation into what happened and engineers are checking the affected pipes."

The hospital also said a maintenance work, a full clean up and a health and safety review are all set to take place, adding the ward is expected to reopen later this evening. 

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12:02pm Wed 5 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Materials are not what they used to. Humans are rushing into the future looking into the rear view mirror.
Materials are not what they used to. Humans are rushing into the future looking into the rear view mirror. white rabbit9
  • Score: 9

12:15pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Materials are not what they used to. Humans are rushing into the future looking into the rear view mirror.
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. The Rothschilds made the ceiling collapse. It's all part of the planned take over. I just hope all the patients had their tin foil hats on.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Materials are not what they used to. Humans are rushing into the future looking into the rear view mirror.[/p][/quote]Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. The Rothschilds made the ceiling collapse. It's all part of the planned take over. I just hope all the patients had their tin foil hats on. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -22

4:03pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Eagles_Man says...

Trouble is, when you're working in such old buildings ... oh, wait....
Trouble is, when you're working in such old buildings ... oh, wait.... Eagles_Man
  • Score: 9

6:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

mouthalmighty says...

Eagles_Man wrote:
Trouble is, when you're working in such old buildings ... oh, wait....
Exactly. Virtually a brand new building. Its scary because you don't know what will happen next.
[quote][p][bold]Eagles_Man[/bold] wrote: Trouble is, when you're working in such old buildings ... oh, wait....[/p][/quote]Exactly. Virtually a brand new building. Its scary because you don't know what will happen next. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 7

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